Chocolate Chip Cookies with Grapeseed Flour

These yummy little protein-a-licious cookies are the result of a complimentary sample of Chardonnay Grapeseed Flour that I received from Eric Leber of AprèsVin.  Grapeseed flour?  Yes, you heard it right, grapeseed flour.

While these treats look like they are double chocolate chip cookies, they actually are not.  It is high protein, antioxidant rich grapeseed flour that gives them their nice dark color.  And yes, grapeseed flour comes in different flavors.  This chardonnay grapeseed flour has a buttery taste and graham cracker type texture –I think it makes the cookies a little bit chewier and drier, though they're still very moist and I really like them.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Grapeseed Flour

Ingredients
Serves:
20cookies
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Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Stir together wet ingredients in a small bowl
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Form 1-inch balls and press onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Bake at 350°F for 7-10 minutes
  6. Cool and serve

The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is happening this weekend and I am attempting to make it to a couple of the movies.  I'm particularly interested in a film called Under Rich Earth about farmers in the Intag valley of Ecuador taking on a powerful multi-national mining corperation called Copper Mesa. I'm also intrigued by another film about activism, dance and movement called Breath Made Visible.

I was hoping to take the boys to these movies however, however I think they're just a tad too sophisticated for my children.  We're still at the point where I pre-screen everything they watch and each of these films is showing only once this weekend, if I am correct about the BIFF schedule, so I'll be going sans the little ones unfortunately.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

Comments

37 responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies with Grapeseed Flour”

  1. How fascinating. I have never heard of grapeseed flour, but love that it has a high protein content. I am always looking for ways to boost the protein levels in baked goods.

  2. I read your wonderful blog, your photos are fantastic, the recipes are great I will be trying your Grapessed Flour , I did notice that some of the recipes could benefit from a new product I have found called Chia Seed Flour. This wonderful product is made from Chia Seeds the healthiest grain. You can find it at http://www.nuchiafoods.com.

    Nuchia Foods Corporation makes the world’s only Chia Seed Flour. It bakes and tastes very much like wheat. Because it is made from the Chia grain it is the most nutritionally dense flour product available anywhere. Its health benefits have been proven to work even when it is included as an ingredient to wheat flour.

  3. As usual, looks really yummy. I’ll have to dispute you on the ‘protein’ that’s in the flour as it’s probably not high enough quality for the body to use effectively. Now if you threw a few eggs in there you’d have some good protein, though!

  4. Hmmmmmmmmm, “up here” in Canada have been able to get high protein hempseed ‘flour’ or protein powder for some time. VERY high in omega-3s, antioxidants, too.

    I suspect they may have similar properties in (GF) cookery, all these seed ‘flours’.

  5. I was at a GF cooking class this weekend and I asked the instructor about the grape seed flour. The instructor said the flavor is delightful, but because it is made from the skins and seeds of wine grapes, the pesticides from the grapes are concentrated in the flour. So, unless the vineyard is organic, the flour is not a good idea. What do you think of this?

  6. I’d love to try this flour, please let me know if there’s a way for those of us who don’t “tweet” to enter the drawing!

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